Emerging Snowplants, Saracodes sanguinea

It's always a pleasure to find smooth and pristine Snow Plants such as these. Though these plants may seem common, it is only because they are so visible. They are illegal as well as impossible to collect. Photo taken near upper Cold Creek, Carson Range, June 11, 2007.

Snow Plants are one of the more unusual Sierra forest residents. Check out these sites if you'd like more information:

http://waynesword.palomar.edu/pljune97.htm#snow

http://www.botany.org/Parasitic_Plants/Sarcodes_sanguinea.php

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theronmoon

theronmoon - Aug 25, 2007 4:19 pm - Voted 10/10

Great pictures!

Great shot of one of my very very favorite plants!

Kerstin

Kerstin - Aug 26, 2007 11:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Great pictures!

Thank you! Mine too.

Bascuela

Bascuela - Mar 25, 2010 3:18 pm - Voted 10/10

Awesome

Love stumbling across these in the forest…

Kerstin

Kerstin - Apr 21, 2010 11:19 am - Hasn't voted

Re: Awesome

Thank you Bascuela!

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